ME2525 - Machine Element Design
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
Students will learn the fundamental theory of mechanical design and will learn to
apply this in the design and analysis of a variety of machine elements. Methodical
design process is emphasized. The course is split into two parts, the first addressing
the process of design and fundamentals of stress, strain, material properties, failure
theories, fatigue, and fracture mechanics as they apply to simplistic example components.
In the second section, such design theories are applied in the analysis of several
key machine features (e.g. notches, holes, keyways, welds) and components (e.g. shafts,
bolts, screws and gears).
- understand the fundamental scientific principles of mechanical design (stress, strain,
material properties, failure theories, fatigue phenomena, fracture mechanics) and
their importance and use in design analysis (EAC1.1a);
- develop practical experience with the function, design and analysis of actual machine
components including prediction of their life and failure (EAC1.3a, EAC2.2b,c,d);
- practice systematic approaches to mechanical design and analysis procedures (EAC1.6a,
- implement standards in the design of machine components, understand their purpose,
and be exposed to examples that highlight how standards are formulated in engineering
practice (EAC1.6b, EAC2.1f);
- produce analysis briefs, design sketches, and assembly and detail drawings that clearly
communicate machine element design and analysis (EAC3.2b).
Study Period 2
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019
||Dr Greg Wheatley.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
- 39 hours lectures
- 26 hours tutorials
- assessment and self-directed study
||end of semester exam (60%); quizzes or tests (15%); tutorial attendance and participation (15%); workshops: self-learning design projects (10%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement
process, and in case of
minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest